Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Owls hosting N.C. State transfer

Temple is hosting former North Carolina State small forward Tyler Harris, according to multiple sources.

Owls hosting N.C. State transfer

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Tyler Harris averaged just 1.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and 6.9 minutes this past season as a freshman. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Tyler Harris averaged just 1.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and 6.9 minutes this past season as a freshman. (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Temple is hosting former North Carolina State small forward Tyler Harris, according to multiple sources.

The 6-foot-9, 200-pounder, who the younger brother of Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris, was visible on campus Wednesday night with a Temple assistant.

Tyler Harris averaged just 1.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and 6.9 minutes this past season as a freshman.

His father, Torrel Harris, told USA Today he transferred from N.C. State due to lack of playing time.

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"It's not about shying away from competition. My son has never done that," Torrel Harris told the newspaper. "He loves to compete.

“He played well in practice and wasn't rewarded. He was good enough to hold an All-American (Kansas' Thomas Robinson) scoreless for seven minutes in the Sweet 16, but when the team lost (four) games in a row, they never changed their rotation to play him. He wasn't recruited by [N.C. State first-year coach] Mark Gottfried, and he wanted to play his players."

As a high school senior at St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.), Harris was the nation’s 135th-ranked recruit in the Class of 2011, according to Rivals.com.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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